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How to save your gmail to PDF!

If you need to export your email to PDF check out this tool that automates saving emails to PDF.

How to save and convert a single email to PDF

September 1, 2018   Comments Off on How to save your gmail to PDF!

Data Recovery or “I’ve lost my data and I don’t know what to do”

First let me put your mind at ease in the vast majority of cases if you engage us to recover your lost data you will get it back. So call us 620-251-0750 or email info@midwestcs.net now and we’ll get you on the road to recovered ASAP.

There are many caveats but rest assured Midwest Computer Solutions only uses the best most proven practices to recover your precious data, we know how important it is to you and we take it very seriously.

Now for some more detail data recovery is a tricky proposition due to the mirad technologies inolved in data storage. Your data could be stored in a huge variety of devices computers, smartphones, tablets, usb data storage keys, portable hard disks, etc. etc. etc. Each one of these devices has qualities that make the process unique to that particular device. Also the manner by which it was damaged or the nature of the malfunction makes the process still more complicated.

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Once we make a simple assessment of your particular situation we will turn you over to Drive Savers the finest data recovery lab in the world. We have so much confidence in them that we encourage you to contact them directly just click the link above and you’ll get a discount for using that link or you can call them and let them know Midwest Computer Solutions referred you and you’ll qualify for the discount as well: 800.440.1904

Here is a quote from them:

“We understand the value of your data and the importance of a quick and secure recovery. At DriveSavers Data Recovery, data loss is only temporary and we prove it every day with the highest recovery success rate in the industry. That’s why major manufacturers have trusted DriveSavers since 1985 to perform sensitive data recovery operations without voiding your original warranty.

Our mission is to successfully recover data using our certified ISO 5 cleanroom environment, protect data privacy with a certified secure data recovery process that undergoes annual SAS 70 Type II Audit Reports, and offer the ultimate customer service experience with 24/7 support. No job is too big or too small for DriveSavers we recover data from all consumer devices and perform specialized business data recovery services for Fortune 500 companies.”

If you want to better understand how a hard disk works and how a failure can be resolved use the simulator by clicking below.

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March 16, 2012   23 Comments

ICC Board of Trustees Presentation

Independence Community College Logo Thank you to the board, staff and faculty of Independence Community College. I had a great time presenting. We are very excited to be working on the transformation and continuing development of indycc.edu.

Here is the presentation:

ICC Destination Transformation! 

January 19, 2012   41 Comments

Holiday Shopping

I’m often asked about holiday electronics purchases. Here are a few tips and some links.


Decide.com is a resource for getting the best prices on electronics. They make a fun app for the serious shopper. Take a look as their advice will often get you better pricing than black friday and with much less trouble.

As a rule we advise you to skip the extended warranty, few people get any benefit from them. (there are some exceptions, one being if the person that will own the device will need a lot of support to help use it providing that the specific warranty provides that kind of support)

Check the stores return policy BEFORE you buy.

Don’t fall for “bait and switch” make sure you know exactly which model number you intend to purchase and stick to it. Packaging can be very misleading and many people end up stuck with items that looked identical but weren’t.

Here is a link to Consumer Reports buying advice, it’s a great resource.


November 21, 2011   2 Comments

Silence Not an Option: Patient/Provider Communication

KS Academy of Family Practice Phys. LogoThanks to the Kansas Academy of Family Practice Physicians and their PCMH Initiative for inviting me to speak. I had a great time and to those who attended you couldn’t have been a better audience.

Here are the slides for all who want them: PCMH 2011 Silence Not an Option

PS: All images copyright respective owners: You can use any of my content via share alike (creative commons) with attribution.

Here be the Storify recap ala Dr. April Foreman:

Storify PCMH 2011 Patient Provider Online Communication: Silence is Not an Option

October 1, 2011   2 Comments

Social Media Policy for Healthcare

We can all use a good social media policy. Ours is constantly under development. I feel like I could never learn too much about social media policy because it helps inform my decisions about so called traditional media. The best people and organizations have synchronicity with regard to their use of media and advertising. The worst don’t. Let’s try to get someplace in between.

Here are a few points from this link to the Mayo Clinic’s blog entry written by Dan Goldman, an attorney for Mayo and a charming, pragmatic person who really cares about this topic.

“You cannot control Social Media but you can manage it.”

“Plan for and expect a crisis, if it never comes great! (it probably will)”

“Education and awareness are critical.”

“Plagiarize! Other peoples policies are really helpful in developing your own.”

P.S. Most of this advice is good for all of us, not just the healthcare folks.

September 28, 2011   1 Comment


Photo of inside of a hard disk drive

photo by Chris Sharp

Well it’s once again time to talk about backups and backup strategies. If you haven’t looked at your backups lately and don’t have reliable offsite backups or you just need someone to explain your options please Contact Us. 620-251-0750 or info@midwestcs.net

Even thought data recovery is a very laborious and therefore pretty profitable we would prefer that you backup your data.

The Library of Congress has put together a nice website on digital preservation that can be found here: Digital Preservation. That link will take you directly to the page they put together for photos but the advice goes for the rest of your files as well. BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP. That is all.

August 10, 2011   1 Comment

Kansas PCMHI Summit 2011: Context for Engagement

Our founder Tony Wood is proud to have been invited to speak at the Kansas Academy of Family Practice Physicians PCMH Summit in Overland Park, Kansas in September. If you are at all interested in the future of healthcare we encourage you to attend you can register below.

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Kansas PCMHI Summit 2011: Context for Engagement
September 30th – October 1st, 2011
KU Edwards Campus 12600 Quivira Rd. Overland Park, KS 


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Or you can download the paper registration form and brochure here:

Kansas PCMH Summit Brochure


August 4, 2011   Comments Off on Kansas PCMHI Summit 2011: Context for Engagement

On comparative value

Dan Gilbert, Psy.D. of Harvard and author of Stumbling on Happiness talks to us about current and future comparative value and it’s effects on our decision making. The relationship to IT management is profound, this information can help you budget more wisely and pick projects that will have more far reaching positive effects on the quality of your business.

July 20, 2011   1 Comment

The value IS the intangible..

Rory Sutherland is a brilliant advertiser, he has worked for one of the largest firms in the world for a long time and if you watch this you’ll see why.

July 20, 2011   5 Comments